In pictures: Collector's Nazi-era art on display

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image captionA trove of artworks hoarded by the son of Hitler's art dealer have gone on public display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Switzerland and the Bundeskunsthalle Museum in Germany.
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image captionThe collection had been in the hands of Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father, Hildebrand, sold works that had been stolen from Jews or confiscated as "degenerate" under the Nazi regime. More than 1,400 artworks were discovered in 2012 after Gurlitt's apartment was searched in a tax inquiry.
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image captionPieces by key German painters such as Otto Dix, Franz Marc and Otto Müeller are being displayed. This is a 1914 painting by German expressionist painter August Macke titled Im Schlossgarten von Oberhofen (In the Castle Garden of Oberhofen).
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image captionThe works on display were confiscated from German museums by the Nazis. "We have only taken works where we are 100% sure they were not looted (from private owners),” the director of the Swiss Museum of Fine Arts told Reuters. This piece is by the German painter Otto Dix.
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image captionThis watercolour painting by Emil Nolde, a German-Danish artist, is on display. It is called Weite Landschaft mit Wolken, o. J (Wide Landscape with Clouds, o.J).
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image captionThe work of German artist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was labelled "degenerate" by the Nazis. This piece, dated 1907/08, is called Zwei Akte auf Lager (Two Nudes in Stock).
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image captionOtto Müeller, a German painter who died in 1930, was posthumously declared "degenerate" by the Nazis. He painted this watercolour piece titled Reclining Female Nude by the Water.
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image captionThis sculpture by the French artist Auguste Rodin, who died in 1917 aged 77, is on display in Germany. The Gurlitt collection contains sculptures, drawings, and sketches as well as paintings.

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